Somber yet defiant, Duterte speaks from the heart

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) was uncharacteristically pithy, on-script and sober-minded. It defied expectations of a “fire and fury” speech, as many anticipated was in offing when the presidential palace promised the president’s agenda-setting speech would come “from the heart.” Clocking at less than 40 minutes,and devoid of his […]